Sunday, July 31, 2011
Happy Stitching All
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I was browsing thru ebay and saw this software for designing Baltimore Album Blocks. Since I know there is a future Baltimore Album quilt in me somewhere I thought this software sounded like a good idea. After a little research I found that Electric Quilt had three different applique software programs: 1920s & 1930s blocks, Folk Art Blocks, and The Baltimore Album Blocks and I decided to get all three.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Ardis James passed away on July 7, 2011. The New York Times had a lovely article about her love of quilts and donation to the university.
As a Nebraskan I am so proud of this quilt treasure and it is with sadness that I acknowledge the passing of this wonderful lady.
Friday, July 15, 2011
I also got this much anticipated book in the mail this past week. Yea, International Quilt Festival class catalog! I have been pouring over all the classes and finally decided to take long arm quilt classes. We always time a fall trip to visit my son and his family in Houston during the quilt festival.
I am going to get back to my mess in the living room. You know what else my husband asked when he came home? What's for dinner...could he not see I had been working?
Happy Stitching All,
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
silly string craziness...
again, courtesy of Uncle Rick...
even getting Grandma with the silly string was funny to him...
And all to soon we had to say goodbye
The silly string is gone, the toys are all picked up, the little fingerprints are off the windows and TV and coffee tables. Our home feels empty. We will see you soon when we visit you in Texas this fall.
Friday, July 1, 2011
I think one of the things holding me back was the ship rigging. I started penciling them in and then I sew them on the machine with a 12 wt thread. Trimming the blocks to the final size has been a trial, the applique fills the blocks and barely leaves the 1/4 inch seam. But trimming applique blocks is always the scariest for me, I don't want to wreck it after all the work is finished.
At the quilt show last weekend I noticed this cute Alexander Henry Halloween fabric at some vendors booths and this week I got a quilt in to quilt on the long arm that uses this funky little fabric panel.
The pattern, Bouncing Borders (beancounterquilts.com) is a perfect little pattern for large scale prints or to use a panel and comes in two sizes to finish a quilt.
Happy Birthday USA and have a good weekend all,